Contributor – Ken Wylie

KEN WYLIE is the author of “Buried” a first person account of a tragic avalanche in the Selkirk Mountains in 2003.


Ken is a member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations, and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. He has guided in Canada, New Zealand, Peru, Ecuador, Alaska and the Contiguous U.S.A.

Ken has 30 years of experience as a mountain guide and experiential educator. He has been on faculty at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and Thompson Rivers University. He has guided for organizations including Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, Outward Bound Canada, and Outward Bound USA.

Ken founded Mountains for Growth in 2013 to help individuals and groups gain personal insight and wisdom through outdoor adventure. He calls it, “Wholistic Mountain Guiding and Instruction.” He teaches the technical skills of ski touring, rock climbing and mountaineering and pays attention to the personal lessons along the way, helping his clients gain self-knowledge. These personal insights are the key to managing the human factors within the adventure activity and can be transferred to life beyond the mountains. Great leaders know themselves.

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